What are Wellness Challenges?
Wellness challenges are specifically designed programs that target any number of health and lifestyle issues. They encourage participants to complete designated goals within certain timeframes and can be competitive in nature. Wellworks For You specializes in custom designing wellness challenges for our clients. We offer several different formats, each of which focuses on a slightly different area of wellness and usually last between 8 and 12 weeks.
Providing wellness challenges as part of your workplace wellness program is a great way to get more people involved and interested in what you are trying to accomplish. These types of events are fun and offer people some accountability in their efforts. The opportunity to take part in challenges in competition with fellow employees or in a team with co workers adds a much appreciated aspect to these programs.
Examples of Wellness Challenges
Two specific challenges that Wellworks For You can help you easily implement in your workplace include: the WellTrek Virtual Pedometer Challenge and the King of the Hill challenge. Both of these programs can run anywhere between 8 and 12 weeks and encourage participants to build up and maintain positive exercise habits with walking.
Different step count goals need to be achieved for participants to move on in the challenge. After a few weeks of participation, walkers will be feeling better than ever and excited about their growth.
Our Wellness Passport Challenge is another format we offer. This challenge incorporates several healthy habits as weekly goals that participants much achieve before heading to their next foreign location. Passport themed, personalized tracking sheets will aid in keeping track of progress and encourage participants to move forward.
Employees will have a great time as they “travel around the world,” completing different tasks and filling out their passports. With each week, participants will grow in their ability and discipline to implement healthier lifestyle choices on a daily basis.
For those employees wanting to walk more but perhaps not prepared for such a lengthy commitment, Wellworks For You offers a variety of other options that incorporate tracking steps on pedometers.
To learn more about any of the above mentioned wellness challenges, contact us today! We would also be happy to speak with you about how we can cater to your company’s specific needs and goals with our customized challenges.